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What Are The Dangers Of Fatigue

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The Bottom Line Fatigue is a very common condition for people with HIV. Untreated fatigue can make HIV disease progress faster. It can be very difficult to figure out the cause of fatigue. Several different factors can cause the same symptoms. Blood tests can identify some causes but not others. The more information you can give your health care provider, the easier it will be to determine what is causing your fatigue and how to treat it.
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Low CD4 and Just Started Atripla: Common Cold Danger?

Diagnosed a month ago with CD4 of 50 and VL of 450,000. Started Atripla a week ago, after phenotype results came back. My partner has developed sniffles and post nasal drip over the past 24 hours. Given my low numbers and only recently initiated...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello John,Your partner needs a complete evaluation by a competent HIV physician specialist. His Article is obviously not effective (assuming he's been on it for several months), as his HIV plasma viral load is quite high (175K). He may well be... Read more »

Inhaling scent dangerous

I recently had an encounter with a woman where we both masturbated (no touching each other's genitals) in a "69" position.Her very "wet" vagina/anus were 1-2 inches from my face (luckily not foul smelling) and I inhaled her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You had sex with "no touching each other's genitals?" Does that even count as sex? So your question is, "Can you catch HIV from deep inhaling of erotic body odors?" In a word, no. Now, think about it. Wouldn't... Read more »

testosterone benefits vs. dangers

Hi, I looked through the archives and I don't think I'm repeating covered ground, so here goes: I'm HIV+ and have asked my doctor (an HIV specialist) about going on testosterone therapy to give me more sex drive, energy, and keep...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Many doctors are reluctant to prescribe testosterone or anabolic steroids because of the potential for abuse and for adverse effects. In HIV+ men many studies have confirmed a fairly high preponderance of hypogonadism as demonstrated by low... Read more »

warts on lips-less kissable? Dangerous?

Just met another HIV+ type a few weeks ago and we clicked big-time. He's just beginning combo therapy and is relatively healthy - a few rash problems and occasional fatigue - the usual stuff that will resolve as the meds do their thing....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Warts are generally caused by viruses that can spread by direct contact/innoculation with spread more likely with more intense contact and perhaps breaks in the skin/mucosal surfaces. I have not encountered many cases of "epidemic" warts... Read more »
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Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies
Sally, wana play?

Table for one please.. As far out of sight the better.... Read more »

a dangerous touch

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
To be short, a sex worker touch me on my neck. My neck was shaved half an hour ago when I had my hair cut.

If the sex worker had just finished her job for a client and her hand was contaminated with the man's semen, and the sex worker dose not clean... Read more »

HeteroSex is DANGEROUS!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
For all those who continually say heterosex is not as dangerous for a man.. Here is a posting from JAMA HIV/AIDS

The rate of male-to-female transmission was not significantly different from the rate of female-to-male transmission (12.0 per 100... Read more »

Spit dangerous?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I feel this is a stupid question, but a healthcare worker at a local hiv clinic scared me. I have a friend who is hiv+ and recently he spit in my face (accidentily) and it got into my eyes. He's not on any meds. The healthcare worker said that I... Read more »